Pumpkin Seeds and Drain Cleaning in Arlington VA

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Drain Cleaning Arlington VA, Drain Repair Arlington VA

Million of pounds of pumpkin seeds and pumpkin pulp is being scraped from pumpkins in the United States as we speak. That is not a scarey idea I understand, unless your kids hesitate with putting their hands in the pumpkin pulp like mine are. However, ones Arlington plumbing system may start to shake, rattle, and gurgle at the idea of all those seeds and pulp possibly entering its pipes and drains!

Halloween and the winter holiday are busy times of the year for us with taking care of Arlington drain cleanings for our neighbors. We advise that one gets rid of pumpkin seeds and pulp in the garbage can and not down ones sink drain or toilet. Sculpt pumpkins on layers of newspaper and simply roll it up for the trash can when all done.

The Problem With Pumpkin Pulp and Seeds in Ones Arlington Drains

When pumpkin pulp gets inside a drain it does not flush all the way down the drain because it is so sticky. It will dry out and solidify on the sides of drains and minimize the quantity of water that can run in the drain. As more inappropriate waste and bits adhere to the pumpkin pulp, the drains could eventually close up completely. The exact same circumstance will happen if pumpkin waste is flushed down the toilet … though it might end up being pushed further down the pipeline.

We put the infographic below together for house owners to have a better understanding of the dangers of pumpkin seeds and pulp on their drains in hopes of preventing a needed Arlington Drain Cleaning. Attempt one of tips discovered on it for what to do with pumpkin seeds besides throwing or flushing them away.

Also, learn more about our drain cleaning services here and the problems of using chemical drain cleaners for unclogging ones drain this Halloween.

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